Fighting the visible signs of ageing is a lifelong pursuit for many of us. Ageing is simply a process where our cells and tissues do not regenerate as quickly or effectively as they once did when we were children. Although ageing is a fact of life and happens to all of us, we do however have some control over the rate and how well we age.
What Causes Our Skin to Age?
Wrinkles, fine lines, changes in pigmentation (age spots), loss of skin and muscle tone… we all associate these changes with ageing. Age related skin changes are the result of genetic changes (intrinsic factors) and lifestyle effects on the skin (extrinsic factors).
While both influence the skin’s appearance, structure and function, genetic ageing only accounts for 10-15% of cutaneous ageing. Extrinsic factors or external influences cause more pronounced changes and 85-90% of our skin’s ageing is a direct result of these avoidable factors.
Extrinsic ageing factors include:
Sun exposure is the worst cause of skin ageing. Excessive and long term exposure of UV radiation (UVA – ageing rays & UVB- burning rays) causes inflammation and cellular damage which prevent cells from renewing and therefore die. Cellular and DNA damage can also lead to cells mutating and becoming potentially cancerous. UV rays damage our structural proteins (collagen and elastin) and adhesive proteins, which result in various degrees of visible sagging, deep lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, age spots ( hyper pigmentation) , dilated & broken capillaries, degeneration of vascular supply (lack of oxygen and nutrients) and skin thickness.
Poor Diet - Food is much more than fuel! Food nourishes our body, however by eating a diet rich in processed foods, robs our skin of the vital nutrients it needs to produce the building blocks needed to repair and regenerate. Foods that have an inflammatory response on the body, particularly cause cellular damage, which in-turn makes us age faster. Foods high in sugar also leads to an ageing process known as glycation, where sugar attaches itself to proteins and lipids in the skin and causes a crosshatching effect. The result is sagging and wrinkling of the skin.
Stress - everyone deals with stress on a daily basis in some form or another. However an excessive amount of stress causes insulin and cortisol spikes within the body. Long-term exposure to these hormones has an inflammatory response of the cells and tissues, which prevents cells from regenerating properly.
Lack of sleep - has a similar response on the body as stress. When we lose sleep our adrenaline and cortisol levels are high, a natural response to help us survive the day. However lack of sleep also prevents the production of human growth hormone, without which our cells and tissues are unable to repair and renew themselves overnight.
WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT AND DIMINISH THE EFFECTS OF AGEING?
1. Dr. Baumann Skincare Products
At Point of Skin North Bay, we only offer healthy, safe, non-toxic and effective skincare products. We use Dr. Baumann, Beaucaire and SkinIdent bionome products that offer an effective holistic approach, to optimize the health of the skin, repair, reverse and certainly prevent visible skin damage from occurring. Using specific body and skin identical anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and vegetable oils, will help both to protect and rebuild your cells and contribute to a healthy and youthful appearance.
Dr. Baumann Skincare’s Bionome Quality ensures:
Long-lasting products without the use of toxic preservatives such as parabens
Free of mineral oils and any petro-chemicals
Free of animal ingredients
Free of perfume and fragrances
Free of any chemical colorants and oxygen
Free of unnecessary packaging
With skin-identical and skin-friendly ingredients and vitamins
With pure natural plant oils
With skin-endemic and effective active ingredients
With highly efficient multi-lamellar liposomes
With high-quality plant based substances
Osmosis Holistic Medical Skin Care and Wellness products focus on reducing inflammation and rebalancing through our inside-out approach, resulting in permanent changes. This is achieved through a series of revolutionary ingredients and technologies delivered by our patent-pending liposomal delivery system, an area of high concentration.
Strengthen the immune system
Increase skin circulation
Improve scar remodeling
Replenish growth factors
Re-establish the protective barrier
Restore antioxidant levels
Activate collagen at the source
Mesoporation is a treatment which uses rapid electrical impulses to create a field of tension, thus causing temporary hydrophilic (water) channels to be opened in the skin for a fraction of a second. The absorption capacity of the skin is increased by a hundredfold, therefore topically applied active ingredients can practically penetrate the skin cells entirely.
Highly effective skin identical, body identical and non-toxic active ingredients (hyaluronic acid, urea, natural fatty and amino acids, ceramides, liposomes, vitamins, etc.) are used to treat dry aging skin, rosacea, age spots and acne which results in:
Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
Smoother and rejuvenated complexion
Enhanced skin density and volume
Prevention of skin aging
Treatment and improvement of rosacea and acne conditions
Reduction and treatment of hyperpigmentation and age spots
Treatment and reduction of cellulite
Rapid visible and sustainable results
3. Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
Diamond microdermabrasion is a form of deep exfoliation which propels diamond microcrystals across the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture and its smoothness, as well as promoting the production of fresh collagen and new cells.
Removes dead skin cells and debris in pores ( refines pores)
Greatly improves skin’s texture
Promotes production if collagen and elastin
Skin appears more radiant, healthy and with a youthful glow
Treats fine lines and wrinkles: anti-aging
Treatment of sun damage, age spots and hyperpigmentation
Treatment of acne scars
Treatment of stretch marks
4. EMS – Electrical Muscle Stimulation
From the age of 25 years old, our muscular system starts slackening. Muscles in the face are located directly below the skin. When the muscles loose substance, the face loses tightness and firmness, and the skin contours are less visible resulting in loose jowls, deep lines and furrows and a more aged appearance.
EMS delivers low frequency impulses to stimulate nerves below the skin which gently stimulates our muscles. This effective method makes the skin appear tight and lifted. In addition the flow of blood through the skin is stimulated, the lymph flow is stimulated and muscles in the face or body are tightened.
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
Increased muscle tone
Rejuvenating and anti- aging
Increased circulation for a healthier and more radiant skin
Increase lymphatic drainage for removal of toxins, inflammation, cell waste, etc.
Improve metabolic functions
5. Energy 900 Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
The Energy 900 System The Energy 900 system from Silhouet-tone integrates three proven non-invasive facial rejuvenation technologies. It combines LED light energy with impulse micro-currents to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase collagen and elastin fibers and trigger cell repair for a visibly firmer and youthful appearance. It also provides pain-free non-surgical facial sculpting to firm and tone muscle tissue reducing the signs of aging and appearance of wrinkles.
The Energy 900 system also offers:
Ultrasound technologies to:
Oxygenate the deep layers of the skin
Deliver energizing and beneficial cellular micro-massage
Infuse the skin with active anti-oxidants to help fight harmful effects of free radicals
Leaves the skin looking radiant and healthy
Acne clearing treatment to:
Purify the skin
Clear clogged pores
Soothe irritated skin
Hyperpigmentation treatment to:
Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
Create a more even complexion
6- Venus Freeze™ Non-Surgical Facelift & Body Contouring
Do you want to improve the look and shape of resistant areas that do not respond to traditional exercise and diets? Or maybe you have considered improving your appearance by tightening your skin, but are not interested in painful injections or risky surgery. The Venus Freeze™ is the perfect solution!
As seen on The Doctors, Extra TV, Hollywood Trend Report, Rachael Ray and the Real Housewives of Vancouver, Venus Freeze™ truly delivers the promise.
Venus Freeze™ is taking over Hollywood! Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Oprah and Beyoncé have all been using the Venus Freeze™ treatments for different areas of their bodies such as the always visible neck and décolleté area or legs and stomach; the treatments have become part of their beauty regimen.
Venus Freeze™ combines multi-polar radio frequency (RF) with pulsed magnetic fields to remodel the skin by promoting the synthesis of collagen and elastin while also facilitating the production of FGF-2 (a growth hormone). Doing all of this promotes blood circulation and the creation of new, healthier skin that is more supple, smooth and toned.
Still not sure what you which treatment and products that suits your needs? Call us for a FREE SKIN CONSULTATION and we will be happy to help you solve all of your skin concerns.